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Steirischer Heimatbund & Kärntner Volksbund

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Thanks Kristijan, I'll do that. I might need to have a chat with you to figure out how it works :rolleyes::blush:

Cheers

Don

No worries Don,I suppose the biggest problem is non-existence of English translation of the site.Luckily,I know a Slovenian a little bit,so I'll try to help with the translation.

If you want to register,click on 'Postani uporabnik' on the top of the page(that means 'register').

After that,you should fill all the spaces on the page that opened:

Ime(Name)

Priimek(Surname)

E-mail(Email :D )

Ulica in hisna st.(Street and house number)

Postna stevilka(Post code)

Mesto(Town,but write here the country as well)

Telefon(Phone number)

After that,mark the empty square beneath that,It indicates that you've understood all the conditions of use.

Moje uporabnisko ime na Bolhi naj bo:(Chose your username and write it here)

After that,press 'Potrdi!'(confirm).They will send you a password to the email address you've chosen.

That's about it,if you need any more help,feel free to ask.

Regards

Kristijan

ps-I advise contacting seller before you buy something,I'm not sure if they can receive payment through Paypal in Slovenia...

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While I think of it, here is the youth badge of the Heimatbund.... The painted one is somewhat controversial & some believe it is fake.

However here is the enamel version, far rarer.

Cheers

Don

styria a.jpg

styria b.jpg

 

 

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At Don's request, here is a tinnie related to this area.

1942_Handwerkwe_Wettkampf.jpg

 

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I recently came across this Steirischer Heimwehr badge, I'm wondering whether this was the forerunner for the Heimatbund?

Reverse is unmarked.

Cheers

Don

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Iteresting Don,

I have seen similar badges on e-pay with different colours to the background of the eagle,

I assumed they were for different areas of Austria, but never thought that they may have had a swastika on the helmet,

or were the others pre-nazi organisations?

Pete

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Hi Pete,

Yes the Heimwehr were pre-Nazi, & were for the Austrian versions of the Freikorps. Hüsken shows a couple of variants (different sheilds etc) in his catalogue, but not with the Swaz. I guess this is just a later version of the ones that you have seen on ebay.

Cheers

Don

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There's a very interesting book called "Hitler & the forgotten Nazis: A history of Austrian National Socialism" by Bruce Pauley which goes into great detail on the various Austrian right wing groups before the 1938 Anschluss.

There is a whole section on the Heimwehr which was formed in 1919 primarily in Carinthia & Stryria where it fought the in Yugoslav border conflicts. It later joined with other right wing paramilitary organisations in Austria to fight the internal Marxist threat.

The Styrian Heimwehr preferred to use the name Heimatschutz & from 1926 until July 1931 they were fierce opponents of the Austrian Nazi Party (NSDAP-HB). Following a truce in July, a "Kampfgemeinschaft" or fighting alliance was signed between the two groups in Klagenfurt & ratified at a public meeting in Graz in October 1931. However it was short lived & following infighting the Kampfgemeinschaft was dissolved on 30th December 1931. This led to a bitter rivalry between the groups & they regarded each other as mortal enemies from then on......

Following Hitler's take-over of power in 1933 the Styrian Heimatschutz recognised the way the world was going & on the 9th March once more joined with the Austrian NSDAP-HB to form the "Pan-German Front" & in Lienzen on 22nd April they signed a second Kampfgemeinschaft which lasted until June 1933 when both the Nazis & the Heimatschutz were outlawed by the Austrian government.

Unlike many groups, the Styrian Heimatschutz preserved their "organisational independence" within the alliance.

So as far as I can see it there are two short periods of time that this particular badge could have been made & worn. Either during the short 1st short Kampfgemeinschaft which lasted 3 or 4 months or more likely following the 2nd Kampfgemeinschaft which lasted a year. Either way, only in use for a relatively short span of time.

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My latest acquisitions.

Large plastic,

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ID: 37   Posted (edited)

Kennkarte.

Edited by Wood

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Not too sure if this is the right place but..

Kartner Volksbund. Small membership badge.

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Some very nice items Gentlemen. I've noticed that there has been an increase of SH items available on the market in the last couple of years. I assume that this is to do with the opening up of that region to the West.....

Not too sure if this is the right place but..

Kartner Volksbund. Small membership badge.

It's as good a place as any Pete, I've edited the topic name to reflect it.

Here are my large & small badges....

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I can see the picture normally. Here is the link:

congratulations to these rare collectibles.

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Recently aquired . Large Kartner Volksbund.

small Steirischer heimatbund.

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Oh and some sort of document.

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